KINGSTON:The sixth staging of the Everyone’s a Winner Best Dressed Chicken race series will run off tomorrow at 6:30 a.m. inside the picturesque Hope Gardens.The two-part series will culminate with the second running on Sunday, June 19.Tomorrow’s event will feature a 5K Run, Walk and Stroller categories, as well as an 8K Run, while the June 19 event will have a 5K Run, Walk and Stroller categories, together with a 9K Run. The event is being organised by Running Events in partnership with Best Dressed Chicken.According to Alfred ‘Frano’ Francis, race director of Running Events, this year’s staging will be another exciting time for participants and sponsors.”We will have more MyLaps chip timing, more entertainment, more awards, more refreshments, more runner care and more fun,” he said.Francis added that an exciting and innovative feature is that the first 1,000 participants will receive a medal at each event. The special commemorative medal is split in two half of which will be presented at Sunday’s running and the other on June 19.DIABETIC STATIONIn addition, Francis outlined that participants state their diabetic status on the entry form as Best Dressed Chicken will have a special station for diabetics at both events. The Diabetes Association of Jamaica is the charity partner of the 2016 race series. All runners and walkers are being encouraged to get screened before participating, at the Heart Foundation of Jamaica.In keeping with the theme of encouraging healthy lifestyle practices, there will be post-race massages by Bella Oasis Day Spa, blood pressure and basic health checks by the Heart Foundation and a post-race misting tent for participants, which will be solar-powered by Lumitech.Best Dressed Chicken will provide breakfast sampling on Sunday, with other sampling from various other companies, including Jablum and Dairy Industries – the latter featuring Really Great Yogurt.
All Liberian Party (ALP) Presidential hopeful, Benoni Urey, says Liberia’s real challenge is not infrastructural development but, changing the mindset of Liberians to demonstrate patriotism to the nation. In an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer on Tuesday, Urey emphasized that every Liberian in whatever political and social orientation must join forces and work together to ensure that the minds of Liberians are changed from hopelessness to development.He reminded Liberians at home and abroad to critically examine political and economic issues in the country and develop the spirit to resist negative feelings about the country.In no specific terms, Mr. Urey’s statement appeared to buttress what President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said when she bemoaned the attitudes of Liberians toward their country’s development. Upon her arrival from Kigali, Rwanda in July this year where she attended the 27th Ordinary Session of the African Union, President Sirleaf described the tremendous economic and infrastructural transformation Rwanda and Ethiopia had made since the days of their respective national crises, especially Rwanda, whose civil war of 1984, recorded Africa’s worst genocide. She recalled that she had the opportunity to work in Ethiopia and Rwanda earlier in her career and that, “The people” of those two countries “have good work ethics, discipline and are patriotic… But ah, Liberians,” the President lamented. But then, taking it personally, she also said Liberians are “not appreciative” of all she is doing to lift Liberia, “and at times it is disappointing.”Reconciliation Urey appears more optimistic. He believes that changing the Liberian attitude involves truly reconciling the country, something he believes President Sirleaf has failed to do. “She even admitted that she has a problem forgiving people,” he noted, “how then, can she reconcile an entire country?” There was however no clear answer from him as to how true reconciliation would be achieved if he were elected President. He did proffer that the attitudes of Liberians could change if Liberians are gainfully employed, especially through agriculture. President Sirleaf came under some criticism for her remarks, with some suggesting that, as President, it was her job to inspire the people of the country towards transformation. Cllr. Tiawan Gongloe a former Labor Minster and former Solicitor General in the first administration of President Sirleaf, said the President “is acknowledging failure that she led Liberia for more than a decade and expressing disappointment a the slow pace of development. Who is to blame? She should start blaming herself.” Gongloe recalled how, under President William R. Tolbert’s administration, a self-reliance policy was introduced, which led to the construction of roads, schools and clinics. “It takes a motivational leader to lead the people to transform the country but she must not attribute the poor state of Liberia to the attitude of the Liberian people,” he said. InfrastructureUrey, in the interview, cited as an example, Liberia’s once enviable healthcare and education systems that were beacons of standard in the subregion several decades ago, have nothing much to show for such past glories. “Guineans, Ghanaians and Ivoirians brought their citizens to Liberia to seek medical health, but sadly today, the story has changed; our education was also sought-after thirty years ago and it was literally free,” he said, lamenting that things have changed for the worse today. He said owing to the kind of infrastructure that was in Liberia, the country was rated as one of the best nations in the subregion. As for the party’s vision concerning the country’s road network, Mr. Urey proffered what he called a systematic approach to the development of Liberia’s road network. “If several miles of road are constructed on a yearly basis in our country,” he suggested, “in a few years our country could be connected with better roads,” Mr. Urey stressed.FarmersSpeaking of Agriculture, Mr. Urey, who owns a farming enterprise, says all the cooperative societies must be revived with funds to smallholder farmers.“We must first of all work out programs in the agriculture sector that would help our farmers to be able to market their produce in every part of our country,” he said.He stressed the need for smallholder farmers in the cocoa and coffee sectors to rehabilitate their previous farms and provide technical training that would increase their output.He noted that agriculture from all indications would indeed stimulate Liberia’s socioeconomic growth and that would ensure stability and peace in the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
We all know that there are many myths about the spicy one of them is that it causes hemorrhoids which is totally false, I’ll show you some benefits that can give you spicy food.We know that if you suffer from gastritis or heartburn you should consult your doctor, but do not wait any longer stay with us so that you know this series of benefits that you most certainly did not know. You want to know more? Stay until the end Remember to share this with your friends.Benefits of spicy food that you probably do not knowSpicy food definitely has a great impact in terms of taste. They can provide our tongues with that delicious and fiery taste that makes our body temperature rise.If you want to know what I’m talking about, hit the page break and discover the benefits of spicy food you should know.Combat congestion: When you’re with an unbearable cold, nothing better than an extra spicy curry to relieve congestion. The hot food unblocks the nasal passages and recovers your body quickly.Help unclog the pores: If you’ve tried the chile, sure you know what I mean. A single bite and your body will begin to sweat right away. This is really good because the pores open up and the health of your skin benefits.It is an ally for the diet: It is proven that spicy food increases the metabolic rate, which contributes to burn food more quickly.Improves digestion: As I said earlier, the consumption of spicy foods causes you to burn food at a faster rate. This speeds up the slow bowel movements and relieves constipation suffered by many women.Fight cancer: US scholars They confirm that some spicy foods lower the risk of cancer and are even effective in killing cancer cells.Increases blood flow: In many cultures, spicy foods, such as jalapeño peppers, are used to improve circulation problems.It gives you more energy: Consuming spicy dishes, makes a person sleep better during the night, which causes a deep rest and, therefore, more energy the next day.It is rich in anti-oxidants: Like other antioxidant foods, such as onions, garlic or ginger, spicy foods help protect our health and eliminate oxidants that are found in the body.Source